MDC4110 - Interaction design studio 1 - 2018

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Design

Chief examiner(s)

Dr In Dae Hwang


Dr In Dae Hwang

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


MDC4550 and MDC4500, or recognition of advanced standing or by permission


MDC4201, MDC4202, MDC4215, MDC4216, MDC5201, MDC5215


This unit initiates the required knowledge and principles for interaction design. It focuses on creating innovative models of interaction between human beings and technology. Students will be introduced to the interdisciplinary nature of interaction design, and develop a repertoire of knowledge through the exploration of problem solving methodologies. A major design project encourages experimentation and skill development with tangible materials and interactive technology via data gathering, analysis, evaluation and design.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect on the historical development of the interaction design field from technological, socio-cultural and design practice perspectives;
  2. Research and integrate fundamental interaction design concepts, theories and principles to own design practice;
  3. Communicate ideas and concepts through the interaction design process of observation, analysis, selection, interpretation and expression to produce comprehensive design solutions;
  4. Develop creative and specialist analytical skills through critical evaluation of designs in a series of reflective discussions;
  5. Produce design solutions that apply a range of problem-solving methodologies and design strategies to develop cognitive, technical and creative skills and experimentation with a range of fundamental interactive technologies;
  6. Observe and employ occupational health and safety appropriate to studio practice.


100% mixed mode/portfolio

Workload requirements

8 contact hours and 16 hours of private study per week

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